The Swarmshop cyber-underground “card shop” has been hit by hackers, who lifted the site’s database of stolen payment-card data and leaked it online.
That’s according to researchers at Group-IB, who said that the database was posted on a rival underground forum.
Card shops, are online cybercriminal forums where stolen payment-card data is bought and sold. Researchers said the database in question contains 623,036 payment-card records from card-issuers in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. The lion’s share of the ill-gotten card data came from the U.S., they noted (63 percent).